When it comes to water damage and mold remediation, restoration companies have some specialized tools we can utilize to quickly and safely dry your property and ensure any mold safely. Let’s start with water damage and the common pieces of equipment you will likely see in your home or business if you ever have to call us. The first piece of equipment that you will notice on a water damage site is a dehumidifier. These come in various sizes but do the same thing. And that is to remove water from the surrounding air and lower the humidity in the area that is being dried. These machines are capable of reducing air’s relative humidity allowing the machine to take the moist air in through the air intake and exchange it with much drier air. These dehumidifiers are accompanied by long drain hoses that we place into a drain to allow the captured water from the air to be drained and removed from the area of drying. The second thing you will notice at all water jobs are what we call air movers. These are high velocity fans that we direct on the wet surface of the material we are working to dry. The purpose of these fans is to increase the rate of water evaporation of surface water as well as water molecules embedded within the wet material. In turn, once these air movers have started increasing the evaporation rate the dehumidifiers are there to collect the moisture in the air. This then creates a cycle of drying that is repeated until we have successfully dried the target area to meet the drying standards set for the space and material of the project.
Another piece of equipment that you will see on a mold remediation job is an air scrubber. What an air scrubber does is it utilizes a HEPA air filter to remove 99.97% of particulates in the air. HEPA stands for high efficiency particulate air, and why these air scrubbers are so important during a mold remediation project is because they protect the technicians doing the work from harmful aerosolized particulates but also captures those particulates before they are able to escape the contained work area and contaminate other areas of the property. Something else you will likely notice in a mold remediation job is a containment wall or room. These are walls constructed of 6 mil plastic sheeting allowing the technician doing the work to contain any hazardous material or particles in this area alone allowing the rest of the property to remain safe and free from hazardous materials.
These are just a few of the specialty pieces of equipment you will likely encounter if you ever have a water emergency or a mold remediation job that needs to be addressed. For any questions or water damage or mold damage needs please feel free to reach out to Viking Restoration Services for fast and professional help.